I wanted to rate this game higher and started out being a lot of fun for a board game style, but after about 30 minutes of playing my character would only roll a 1,2, or 3 on the dice which made it impossible to win. I started over four times and each time the same result. The fun quickly turned to frustration.
posted by opalpika13 (EVERGREEN PARK, IL) Jan 3, 2013
Member since Sep 2012
People probably expected this to be another Mario Party, but it is nothing like it. Fortune Street is basically like Monopoly. Players play on a board based on either Dragon Quest or Mario and try to be the 1st to meet the maximum amount of money and to reach the bank once that happens. You can expand your shops and raise prices to make it hard for the other players to keep their money. Players can also go bankrupt and also be forced to sell one of their shops. Note that getting through a whole game will take longer than 10-30 mins, so be ready to sit for a while on this game. Saving progress with quick save definitely works if you are a bit tired and bored after a while, as well as using the Out to Lunch feature, where the computer takes over for you. As for mini games, the closest you'd get to them are the ones in the Arcade in Mario Stadium, not sure if any of the Dragon Quest boards have an equivalent to this, as I haven't played any of the Dragon Quest boards yet. All in all, this was pretty fun to me, for I chose to keep this rental for $20. If you aren't expecting anything like Mario Party and like board games like Monopoly, go ahead and try this out.